Monday, November 18, 2013

Saving Money on Gas at Cumberland Farms

Cumbies SmartPay Card
There is a debit card that you can get from Cumberland Farms that will enable you to save $0.10 per gallon of gas. 

Most people from New England will recognize the Cumberland Farms chain of gas and convenience stores.  We often bought gas and other convenience items here before we had the SmartPay card.  Once we realized that Cumbies often has the cheapest price on gas in our part of town, we decided to get the SmartPay card and save an additional $0.10 per gallon.

You have to go inside and get a SmartPay card from the store.  There is no cost for this card.  Take it home and log into the website and link this card to your checking account.  Then, the next time you go to Cumberland Farms to fill up your gas tank, you will get the member price on gas which is $0.10 per gallon less than the regular or non-member price.

You can also use this card to pay for your other purchases inside the store.  Certain exceptions do apply though.  you can not pay for lottery tickets with this card as they have a cash for lottery ticket policy (at least in our area).

The card is protected by a pin.  I keep it right behind my regular debit card so that I don't lose or misplace it.

If 2 drivers utilize the savings on this card over the course of a year a lot of money can be saved. 

Here is an example of what we save at our house:
Driver #1
40 gallons of gas per week times 52 weeks per year = 2,080 gallons of gas per year.  Saving $0.10 per gallon on each of these 2,080 gallons saves Driver #1 $208.00 per year.

Driver #2
30 gallons of gas per week times 52 weeks per year = 1,560 gallons of gas per year.  Saving $0.10 per gallon on each of these 1,560 gallons saves Driver #2 $156.00 per year.

Together, our household saves $364.00 in gas by using the Cumbies SmartPay card.  Hopefully you don't drive as much as we do!

If you have any questions or need any help, just post here or email me and I will help you.

I haven't been compensated by Cumberland Farms for my post.  I just like to find ways to save money so I can spend some money on vacations and baking supplies and Kindle books.

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